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    Chris O'Hearn
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What colors are you adding to your day?

As it rains here in Tennessee, I am reminded that there is beauty in every moment. There is life in every moment. And that is decided by the meaning we will attach to a moment.

And while I love sharing rain photos and videos...I wanted to share a plethora of colors with you; reminding you that there are many seasons of your life. That what is dead will break off... not be the end of you, but will be a reformulation period.

We associate loss with hurt and pain, and I won't deny that losing something we loved is painful...but i will remind you, and myself, that with loss comes the chance to be something different... To be born anew.

When looking back at times in my life that were particularly hard, I now realized I was being prepped for greater moments. I was being molded into a fuller human being. I was being asked to be more because the world needed more.. And it's what I craved...to be challenged so I could learn how to be more fulfilled.

Your cup isn't half full or half empty. It's too small and overflowing with immense beauty. We don't have to change our cup; I think we just have to awaken ourselves to know that in every moment is one more chance to see the immense beauty within it... Even if we don't understand the lesson we are meant to learn just yet.

I'm sending great energy your way. Let us be overflowing today... For ourselves and for everyone else.
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What colors are you adding to your day? As it rains here in Tennessee, I am reminded that there is beauty in every moment. There is life in every moment. And that is decided by the meaning we will attach to a moment. And while I love sharing rain photos and videos...I wanted to share a plethora of colors with you; reminding you that there are many seasons of your life. That what is dead will break off... not be the end of you, but will be a reformulation period. We associate loss with hurt and pain, and I won't deny that losing something we loved is painful...but i will remind you, and myself, that with loss comes the chance to be something different... To be born anew. When looking back at times in my life that were particularly hard, I now realized I was being prepped for greater moments. I was being molded into a fuller human being. I was being asked to be more because the world needed more.. And it's what I craved...to be challenged so I could learn how to be more fulfilled. Your cup isn't half full or half empty. It's too small and overflowing with immense beauty. We don't have to change our cup; I think we just have to awaken ourselves to know that in every moment is one more chance to see the immense beauty within it... Even if we don't understand the lesson we are meant to learn just yet. I'm sending great energy your way. Let us be overflowing today... For ourselves and for everyone else. . . . .
On the Strong Within Affirmation Podcast today: 
I Have The Power To Create Change In The World “Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.” –Confucius
“Seek To Be Worth Knowing Rather Than Be Well Known” – Anonymous 
The reason change is hard is because we have forgotten that we are powerful. When we change our mind, the change has begun.

But we expect more to happen, we expect the world to change through our shift...all the while forgetting that the change was really within ourselves.

And so we get disappointed looking for change in the world and not seeing it... And thus we dampen our focus and our power expecting to see something outside of ourselves... We expect to see change instead of feeling the change within first... Influencing the change. 
Check out the podcast at your fave podcast place to hear more on this thought, and if you like it-subscribe to be notified when I put out a new episode.  Have an amazing day everyone 😃 .
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On the Strong Within Affirmation Podcast today: I Have The Power To Create Change In The World “Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.” –Confucius “Seek To Be Worth Knowing Rather Than Be Well Known” – Anonymous The reason change is hard is because we have forgotten that we are powerful. When we change our mind, the change has begun. But we expect more to happen, we expect the world to change through our shift...all the while forgetting that the change was really within ourselves. And so we get disappointed looking for change in the world and not seeing it... And thus we dampen our focus and our power expecting to see something outside of ourselves... We expect to see change instead of feeling the change within first... Influencing the change. Check out the podcast at your fave podcast place to hear more on this thought, and if you like it-subscribe to be notified when I put out a new episode.  Have an amazing day everyone 😃 . . . .
Had the pleasure of going to the Hope Encounters tour in Knoxville with @dannygokey @taurenwells, and @rileyclemmons . They all were amazing. You should go check out their music and support them.

Here is a snippet of Danny Gokey. This is the first time I'll admit this, but I did watch American Idol back in the day😉😂🤣😂. And seeing Danny on it I wanted him to Win. But he was onto a different and better path for him.

Amazing soul, great voice, great talent, and great heart. Check him out if you don't know who he is. His music helped me thru some harder times in my life. I'm glad he was in my ears reminding me of something better.
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Had the pleasure of going to the Hope Encounters tour in Knoxville with @dannygokey @taurenwells, and @rileyclemmons . They all were amazing. You should go check out their music and support them. Here is a snippet of Danny Gokey. This is the first time I'll admit this, but I did watch American Idol back in the day😉😂🤣😂. And seeing Danny on it I wanted him to Win. But he was onto a different and better path for him. Amazing soul, great voice, great talent, and great heart. Check him out if you don't know who he is. His music helped me thru some harder times in my life. I'm glad he was in my ears reminding me of something better. . . . .
Had the pleasure of going to the Hope Encounters tour in Knoxville with @dannygokey @taurenwells, and @rileyclemmons . They all were amazing. You should go check out their music and support them.

Here is a snippet of Tauren. Such a great dancer, so much energy, and an amazing voice. .
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Had the pleasure of going to the Hope Encounters tour in Knoxville with @dannygokey @taurenwells, and @rileyclemmons . They all were amazing. You should go check out their music and support them. Here is a snippet of Tauren. Such a great dancer, so much energy, and an amazing voice. . . . .
Had the pleasure of going to the Hope Encounters tour in Knoxville with @dannygokey @taurenwells, and Riley Clemmons. They all were amazing. You should go check out their music and support them.

Here is a snippet of @rileyclemmons . She was amazing, a snazzy dresser, and awesome stage presence too. I need to find a cool jacket like that... and learn some of her cool dance moves 😁🕺 But what an amazing voice. Her CD is awesome and she sounds amazing live.

@parkershay1 her guitarist rocked it out 😁🎸🎵🎶🎼
Had the pleasure of going to the Hope Encounters tour in Knoxville with @dannygokey @taurenwells, and Riley Clemmons. They all were amazing. You should go check out their music and support them. Here is a snippet of @rileyclemmons . She was amazing, a snazzy dresser, and awesome stage presence too. I need to find a cool jacket like that... and learn some of her cool dance moves 😁🕺 But what an amazing voice. Her CD is awesome and she sounds amazing live. @parkershay1 her guitarist rocked it out 😁🎸🎵🎶🎼
The best part of Halloween is buying all this candy to pass out to the trick or treaters. And then turning off my porch light 💡
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...So I can keep it all for myself (inserts evil laugh here) 😂🤣😂🤣😂
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Get in my belly sweet candy 😋🍭🍬🍫.
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The best part of Halloween is buying all this candy to pass out to the trick or treaters. And then turning off my porch light 💡 . ...So I can keep it all for myself (inserts evil laugh here) 😂🤣😂🤣😂 . Get in my belly sweet candy 😋🍭🍬🍫. . . . .
What do you consider success? Is it money, the things you've acquired, is it control, or is it in how you treat people (yourself included)? After growing my hair out for 3 years I finally cut it off to donate it to a children's non-profit.

In this week's Podcast, I talk about my journey over the last 3 years, and asking how kind we truly are in our lives.

I also shared a video on my website of the shaving (well... cutting). You can see that at www.strongwithin.com

Check out this week's Podcast at your fave podcast place under The Strong Within Affirmation Podcast, as I remind us to listen with our minds but to speak from our hearts.

Have an amazing day everyone 😁🙌⚡🌄
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What do you consider success? Is it money, the things you've acquired, is it control, or is it in how you treat people (yourself included)? After growing my hair out for 3 years I finally cut it off to donate it to a children's non-profit. In this week's Podcast, I talk about my journey over the last 3 years, and asking how kind we truly are in our lives. I also shared a video on my website of the shaving (well... cutting). You can see that at www.strongwithin.com Check out this week's Podcast at your fave podcast place under The Strong Within Affirmation Podcast, as I remind us to listen with our minds but to speak from our hearts. Have an amazing day everyone 😁🙌⚡🌄 . . . .
I figured some people would like to know that my dog and best friend Kevin passed away this week. I usually don't share sad news on social media, and yes while I am saddened by not being able to be with my great friend physically...I am grateful I had 9 years of kindness, love, and examples of what being a good soul is all about.

I created a podcast and posted it this morning, about being present in the moments before we realize it's too late. So if you want to be reminded on loving those in your life purposefully each day, every day with great enthusiasm, then go check out the Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast.

The full video montage is posted on my site too at www.strongwithin.com under the Podcast menu.

I am sending great energy your way friends...go out and be a blessing,
Chris
I figured some people would like to know that my dog and best friend Kevin passed away this week. I usually don't share sad news on social media, and yes while I am saddened by not being able to be with my great friend physically...I am grateful I had 9 years of kindness, love, and examples of what being a good soul is all about. I created a podcast and posted it this morning, about being present in the moments before we realize it's too late. So if you want to be reminded on loving those in your life purposefully each day, every day with great enthusiasm, then go check out the Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast. The full video montage is posted on my site too at www.strongwithin.com under the Podcast menu. I am sending great energy your way friends...go out and be a blessing, Chris
Synergistic Saturdays -#567 July 21st The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast

I Treat Others Better Than How They Want To Be Treated
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“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”
~Bryant H. McGill

There’s a saying of treat others how you want to be treated, but not all of us want to be treated well. It’s not because we shouldn’t be treated well but over time we have come to think we don’t deserve good things, we don’t think we are worthy enough, good enough, or perfect enough…and thus we think that we don’t deserve to be treated well.

So, I was thinking what if we skipped all the internal guilt, all the internal shame, all the internal longing for the impossible perfection and just chose to treat others better than they want to be treated? What if we stopped thinking about who deserved what, and we just began loving people and believing more in them than they believe in themselves?

I go a little more in depth in this on the podcast, so come join me today and let’s be Strong Within today.
Synergistic Saturdays -#567  July 21st The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Treat Others Better Than How They Want To Be Treated . “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ~Bryant H. McGill There’s a saying of treat others how you want to be treated, but not all of us want to be treated well. It’s not because we shouldn’t be treated well but over time we have come to think we don’t deserve good things, we don’t think we are worthy enough, good enough, or perfect enough…and thus we think that we don’t deserve to be treated well. So, I was thinking what if we skipped all the internal guilt, all the internal shame, all the internal longing for the impossible perfection and just chose to treat others better than they want to be treated? What if we stopped thinking about who deserved what, and we just began loving people and believing more in them than they believe in themselves? I go a little more in depth in this on the podcast, so come join me today and let’s be Strong Within today.
Thoughtful Thursdays-#566 July 19th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast
I Am Constantly Fine Tuning My Life
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“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Being lost isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In our times of feeling lost it might just be a time to check up on our goals, to check up on our value alignment, and to really look at the direction we are heading. Life is not about making it to the end destination and sitting back thinking life is done…it will always be a fine-tuning process because there is something more for us to enjoy, something more for us to accomplish, and something more to become.

We are continually fine-tuning our life because we are growing and becoming better. Who we were in the past is not who we are…and that’s a beautiful thing. So why would we think we wouldn’t need to make minor adjustments and checkups periodically to keep us running optimally in our lives?

Check out the Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast to hear the best affirmation podcast on the planet…I am a little biased, but I know you will get something out of it. Come join me in becoming Strong Within.
Thoughtful Thursdays-#566  July 19th The Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast I Am Constantly Fine Tuning My Life . “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau Being lost isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In our times of feeling lost it might just be a time to check up on our goals, to check up on our value alignment, and to really look at the direction we are heading. Life is not about making it to the end destination and sitting back thinking life is done…it will always be a fine-tuning process because there is something more for us to enjoy, something more for us to accomplish, and something more to become. We are continually fine-tuning our life because we are growing and becoming better. Who we were in the past is not who we are…and that’s a beautiful thing. So why would we think we wouldn’t need to make minor adjustments and checkups periodically to keep us running optimally in our lives? Check out the Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast to hear the best affirmation podcast on the planet…I am a little biased, but I know you will get something out of it. Come join me in becoming Strong Within.
July 4th alliteration: 
Stairs↗️, sunshine🌞, schnauzers🐕, and 🤳 selfies.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day...and  if you're not, hopefully a picture of some cute pups changed it. 😁😁😁
July 4th alliteration: Stairs↗️, sunshine🌞, schnauzers🐕, and 🤳 selfies. I hope everyone has a wonderful day...and if you're not, hopefully a picture of some cute pups changed it. 😁😁😁
Taking a break from work at the moment and decided to go old school. #Benson #benson #robertguillaume

Who remembers this show? 📺 Starting on episode 1.
Taking a break from work at the moment and decided to go old school. #Benson  #benson  #robertguillaume  Who remembers this show? 📺 Starting on episode 1.
Monday night spin class...posted Tuesday night. 😂

1) Spin
2) Post class
3) Sunset after class
Monday night spin class...posted Tuesday night. 😂 1) Spin 2) Post class 3) Sunset after class
World War II B 17 Bomber Aluminum Overcast tour Knoxville, TN June 23.

Pops wanted to go see it for his birthday and bro was in town, so we made it a boys day out. I usually don't go to things like this, but it was pretty cool and it was good hanging out with the fam.

It was huge but it was cramped inside. I'm amazed at how teams of people would be in there for hours working together. You have to have a lot of patience I bet.
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World War II B 17 Bomber Aluminum Overcast tour Knoxville, TN June 23. Pops wanted to go see it for his birthday and bro was in town, so we made it a boys day out. I usually don't go to things like this, but it was pretty cool and it was good hanging out with the fam. It was huge but it was cramped inside. I'm amazed at how teams of people would be in there for hours working together. You have to have a lot of patience I bet. . . . .
I realized I have to get off the bike to take a semi unshky picture when teaching #spinclass

Picture 1-how I "try" to look when people are looking during class when I'm teaching. All smiles 😁.
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Picture 2-how I really look and feel when I can sneak to the back of the class to get a breather. *see, I sweat from time to time*
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I was asking in class if anyone needed any water and no one raised their hand... and I said "are you sure???" no hand rose.... and I said, "pleeeease, someone needs water..." I was teasing about how tired I was and someone needed to help give me a reason to get off the bike, but still no one would help me out. So I got off the bike anyways...to check people's form or something 😉 😂🤣😂🤣😂😉😉😉
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I realized I have to get off the bike to take a semi unshky picture when teaching #spinclass  Picture 1-how I "try" to look when people are looking during class when I'm teaching. All smiles 😁. . Picture 2-how I really look and feel when I can sneak to the back of the class to get a breather. *see, I sweat from time to time* . I was asking in class if anyone needed any water and no one raised their hand... and I said "are you sure???" no hand rose.... and I said, "pleeeease, someone needs water..." I was teasing about how tired I was and someone needed to help give me a reason to get off the bike, but still no one would help me out. So I got off the bike anyways...to check people's form or something 😉 😂🤣😂🤣😂😉😉😉 . . . .
I am truly humbled by everyone; thank you. It's strange looking at something you've created and know that 150,000 impressions have been made into the world from it. Thank you for the opportunity and honor of allowing me to be in your life.

Thank you for listening, thank you for commenting, thank you for the emails, and thank you for allowing me to be a presence in your life...it is my hope that I am creating more value in your life.
If you have listened to my podcast and liked it, a rating and review always helps me out if you want to help share what the podcast has meant to you. And if you haven't listened, check it out and let me know what you think. I am hoping that I can help you start your day off right, and that I can help you put your best life forward by becoming Strong Within.
Thank you again for your support and presence in my life :-D
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I am truly humbled by everyone; thank you. It's strange looking at something you've created and know that 150,000 impressions have been made into the world from it. Thank you for the opportunity and honor of allowing me to be in your life. Thank you for listening, thank you for commenting, thank you for the emails, and thank you for allowing me to be a presence in your life...it is my hope that I am creating more value in your life. If you have listened to my podcast and liked it, a rating and review always helps me out if you want to help share what the podcast has meant to you. And if you haven't listened, check it out and let me know what you think. I am hoping that I can help you start your day off right, and that I can help you put your best life forward by becoming Strong Within. Thank you again for your support and presence in my life :-D . . . .
Total tourist video taken here lol... the only thing I need next is a fanny pack 😂🤣😂🤣😂. I took a break from podcast work to get up early and do an easy hike in Laurell Falls in The Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Total tourist video taken here lol... the only thing I need next is a fanny pack 😂🤣😂🤣😂. I took a break from podcast work to get up early and do an easy hike in Laurell Falls in The Great Smokey Mountains National Park. . . . .
Come join me on the Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast #522-I Have Purpose In Where I’m Going Because I Took The Time To Envision Where I Wanted To Go
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"Yes, some paths may not be our paths to travel and will be out of alignment with the Higher Power’s because we chose a path to please others, or we took a path in order to not be noticed or find a way to avoid the struggles we were meant to endure in our growth, or maybe it was the fact that we never took the time to really get to know who we are…because knowing that meant we would have to make choices that might be uncomfortable."
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Hear the whole podcast at your fave podcast place
Come join me on the Strong Within Daily Affirmation Podcast #522 -I Have Purpose In Where I’m Going Because I Took The Time To Envision Where I Wanted To Go . "Yes, some paths may not be our paths to travel and will be out of alignment with the Higher Power’s because we chose a path to please others, or we took a path in order to not be noticed or find a way to avoid the struggles we were meant to endure in our growth, or maybe it was the fact that we never took the time to really get to know who we are…because knowing that meant we would have to make choices that might be uncomfortable." . Hear the whole podcast at your fave podcast place