Sibel Hodge Talks about Life

Don’t Let Life Get You Down

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, January 25, 2010 Under: Lifestyle

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We all have days where nothing is going right, or moments in our life that drag us down. The important thing is how we deal with the stresses and upheavals that living in the modern world places upon us. So if you have that sinking feeling, just remember that today’s bad news could be tomorrow’s opportunity. Repeating positive motivational quotes and mantras help me get through the the rough times. Here are some of mine…

Life is full of should haves. You can’t change the past, but the power to do anything is here, now.

Make the most of all your opportunities today. You never know which one will pay off.

It’ll be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, then it’s not the end.

Laughter is a great stress management tool. Devote time to laugh throughout your day.

Success is just a state of mind. If you believe you can do something then you can … but maybe not always the way you first thought.

Your potential is from infinity to beyond.

Don’t try to fail by failing to try.

Live for today, dream of tomorrow, learn from yesterday.

You are unique, so use your unique talent to your advantage.

Everything You touch is a success.

The meditations above, plus many more, are included in my new book Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss.



It’s an inevitable part of life that at some point we will all experience loss and grief. Loss doesn’t just mean the death of a loved one. It can also include any kind of major change, death of a cherished dream, divorce or the end of a relationship, loss of freedom, job loss, loss of income, rejection, chronic illness or disease, infertility, miscarriage, death of a pet, as well as many other tragedies. Every change in our lives is really a death of some kind (something has ended), and can create a state of grief and loss.

There’s no right or wrong way to grieve, and the road to recovery is unique to each person. Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss explores how we can honour our loss and grief and move forward through hope, recovery, and healing. The meditations are designed to create positive and healthy changes in our lives, aid us on our journey to recovery, comfort us, inspire us, and give us hope of a brighter future. They can help to rebuild our self-confidence and help us learn to love ourselves and our lives again.

The Aim of this Book is to Help:

• Identify how you can express your feelings of anger, guilt, sadness, fear, pain, and anxiety
• Motivate you to can carry on living after suffering from loss
• Help you reflect on your loss in positive and healthy ways
• Dedicate time to the grief process and its expression
• Explore positive ways of coping with your loss
• Let you know that you’re not alone

Healing Meditations for Grief and Loss is available from, and Smashwords.

So don’t let life get you down. The power to pick yourself up and deal with life is controlled by your own positive thoughts.

I’d love to hear some of your mantras!

Peace and Love

Sibel xx

(Excellent post, Sybil! Loved the preview. Sounds like everyone could use a copy of this book.)

4 thoughts on “Sibel Hodge Talks about Life

  1. JimsGotWeb says:

    I’m a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. I think it’s very important to surround yourself with other positive minded people.
    I’m a member of the World Literary Cafe WLC Blog Follows.
    Thanks for an interesting post.

  2. I’m thinking the artwork on top belongs to author Louise Hay. I absolutely LOVE her positive outlook on life!

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